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Weimaraner

(vī`mərä'nər, wī`mərā'–), breed of large, muscular sporting dogsporting dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred for pointing, flushing, and retrieving game. These dogs hunt by air scent—as opposed to most hounds, which are ground scenters—and their quarry is primarily game birds.
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 developed in Germany in the early 19th cent. It stands between 23 and 27 in. (58.4–68.6 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs between 55 and 85 lb (25–38.6 kg). Its short, smooth coat ranges in color from mouse-gray to silver-gray. The tail is docked to approximately 6 in. (15.2 cm). Although originally they hunted game such as wildcats, wolves, deer, mountain lions, and bears, the dwindling population of these animals in Germany led the Weimaraner to be bred increasingly for upland bird hunting. Today it is used as both bird dog and water retriever. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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To learn more about weimaraners and find out about the litters currently available through Frank Popolizio at South Side Dogs, please visit www.
Generally, our hunting line of Weimaraners is physically a little smaller and has more stamina than many of their American lines from the distant past.
Before coming into rescue, Charlie previously lived with a Weimaraner bitch Lottie and the two names were derived from the owner''s first name Charlotte.
We recently had a couple from Gainesville drive to Sarasota for a Weimaraner they saw on the Web site.
Their Weimaraners roam the building and keep the Wilkinses company during the workday.
Friends for Pets Foundation, a nonprofit breed rescue, will present Sporting Breed Education Day, featuring adult Weimaraners, pointers, retrievers, Dalmatians and other breeds available for adoption, as well as information about the sporting breeds' unique personality traits, nutrition needs and health requirements, 11 a.
A recent hit with the students was an interpretation of the work of William Wegman, famous for his portraitstyle photographs of weimaraners.
The breeds they specialize in are Vizsla, German Shorthair Pointers, Weimaraners, and Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
Jaegar is German meaning hunter and because Weimaraners are hunting dogs we thought it was appropriate.
Gale Young is devoted to sleek Weimaraners and fiesty Norfolk terriers.
Postman Paul Thomson, 37, alleged one of McNamara's Weimaraners bit him on the legs and left forearm as he delivered mail to the footballer's home in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian in November 2002.